“I am interested in the ways that dancing reveals impulsive ritualism in practice and performance. I am attentive to pattern emergence awakened by embodied tangents and energetic shifts in body-space. How do these elements in dancing self-organize and reflect as archetypes, images, metaphors? How do they connect us to a greater experience of a body cosmology and the full spectrum of humanness?”


Anne Gehman is co-founder of youTurn Arts Exhibition. She is a choreographer and performer and active contributor to San Diego’s dance community. Anne is dance faculty for San Diego Dance Theatre and has performed with Yolande Snaith’s IMAGOmoves, Blythe Barton Dance Co. Somebodies Dance Theatre, Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater, Ion Theatre Co., Michael Mizerany, Fusionworks Dance Co.,RI and Dulce Anaya's Jacksonville Ballet Theater, FL. She has also had the pleasure of working with choreographers Mark Haim and Jesse Zaritt through youTurnArts. Anne has served as part-time dance faculty for San Diego State University and has taught undergraduate coursework for University of California San Diego. She is a unique and gifted teacher, capable of sharing dance with diverse ages and populations.

    Her work Giving Way, was presented at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park as part of San Diego’s Annual Trolley Dances 2015. One year later, Anne organized a momentous community project setting Giving Way on 100 dancers. The work was performed at the Potiker Theater, La Jolla Ca.

Anne has received a B.F.A in Dance from Jacksonville University, Florida and an M.F.A in Dance Theatre from University California San Diego. Additionally, she is a 200HR Certified Interconnected Yoga Teacher.





Creative Workshops 

Anne has worked extensively with large populations of movers. She draws upon her own practices in somatic experiencing, improvisation, meditation, yoga, visual art, qi gong, shamanic drumming, and her classical and contemporary dance training to create dynamic and interactive workshops. She also loves using these gatherings of physical exploration to dive into metaphor and unveil mystical connection. 

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Yoga & Meditation Classes

Anne is a 200hr. Certified Interconnected Yoga Teacher. Her classes are alignment-based and breathe centered. The Vinyasa Flow classes are geared towards the beginner to intermediate level practitioner. She draws upon her extensive background in dance and somatic practices to guide students through a joyful, regenerative and centered experience. Anne is adept at really seeing her students.

Dance Class Descriptions

Open level class begins with somatic curiosities and then moves into a dynamic exploration of space. Think warming-up from inner to outer perspectives. Somehow class finds its way into a group flow and spontaneous ritual making (if we are so lucky). Threads of classical modern dancing technique are woven throughout class. This tapestry includes but is not limited to: swinging, rebounding, suspending, twirling, floating, flowing, shaking, spiraling and pattern making. Ecstatic experiences and spontaneous healing are always welcome.

Intermediate and Advanced classes will explore all stated above plus sophisticated patterns and phraseology. Students will be challenged athletically and intellectually. Modalities and practices may include horizontal falling, directing and counter-directing, contact improvisation, extensive floor-work, larger risk-taking jumps and Forsythe's improvisational tools. 


Class Schedule 2018

Corporate Yoga Class
Tuesdays 11:30am (private)

Advanced Contemporary Dance
San Diego Dance Theater

Tuesdays 5:30pm-7pm

Open Level Contemporary Dance
San Diego Dance Theater

Sundays 10am-11:30am

San Diego State University
Modern 1 D241 (Techniques)

M/W 10am-11:50am





I am available for teaching group and private lessons in dance and yoga and meditation. I am also available for choreographic commissions/direction, group facilitation, dance and movement based workshops, performance and collaboration. Please feel free to contact me with questions and ideas!


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